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Russia conducting hybrid war against Moldova, PM says

Russia conducting hybrid war against Moldova, PM says Prime Minister of Moldova, Dorin Recean (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Currently, Russia cannot militarily attack Moldova due to Ukraine's resistance, so Moscow is waging a hybrid war against Chisinau, according to the Prime Minister of Moldova, Dorin Recean.

"An important point I want to emphasize is that today Russia cannot attack us militarily, and this is related to Ukraine," the official said.

However, he added that Moldova has internal problems related to the hybrid war being waged by Russia.

By hybrid warfare, Moldova means disinformation, cyberattacks, financing of criminal groups interfering in politics, and attempts to create destabilization.

Military aggression against Moldova

The Prime Minister added that Ukraine has a significant advantage in the Black Sea, sharply reducing Russia's ability to launch attacks from the Black Sea, which further protects Moldova.

"Moreover, we see that the military industry of Europe and Ukraine is increasing its capabilities," said Recean.

NATO warns of threats to Moldova

Recently, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoană warned that Russia may resort to extremely aggressive actions to stop Moldova's pro-Western direction.

The Prime Minister explained that this includes hybrid attacks, the use of lies, incitement of hatred, and incitement to division in regions where ethnic Gagauz people live, who speak Russian.

"We have demonstrated that we have the ability to maintain public order and intervene where attempts are made to destabilize the situation," Recean said.

Moldova and its attitude towards Russia in the context of the war in Ukraine

In December 2023, we reported that Moldova would join the international registry of losses due to Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Also, during a visit to Ukraine in November of last year, Moldovan President Maia Sandu stated that Moldova managed to avoid occupation only thanks to the actions of the Ukrainian military.

Recently, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that the country was ready to provide Ukraine with a new batch of humanitarian aid.